Ethnographies of Breastfeeding: Cultural Contexts and by Tanya Cassidy,Abdullahi El Tom

By Tanya Cassidy,Abdullahi El Tom

Breastfeeding is an intimate and deeply rooted physically perform, in addition to a hugely debatable sociocultural procedure which invokes robust reactions from advocates and rivals. concerning a variety of matters akin to copy, sexuality, energy and assets, and maternal and boy or girl health and wellbeing, the controversies and cultural complexities underlying breastfeeding are immense.

Ethnographies of Breastfeeding
positive factors the newest study at the subject. many of the best students within the box discover diversifications in breastfeeding practices from worldwide. in line with empirical paintings in components reminiscent of Brazil, West Africa, Darfur, eire, Italy, France, the united kingdom and the USA, they learn the cross-cultural demanding situations dealing with moms feeding their infants.

Reframing the conventional nature/culture debate, the publication strikes past latest methods to think about subject matters akin to surrogacy, the chance of milk banks, mother-to-mother sharing networks facilitated by way of social media, and the expanding bio-medicalization of breast milk, that's major its transformation from approach to product.

A hugely vital contribution to worldwide debates on breast milk and breastfeeding.

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